In offices, we store our hard copies in cabinets so finding the right file cabinet is very important. Are you currently looking for one? In this article, we will list the best ones to buy.
In this guide, we will discuss the best file cabinets available to purchase right now. Since everyone has different situations and needs, choosing the right one is essential. To help save time with your search, we compiled this list highlighting the best ones to invest in.
This file cabinet by Tribesigns is a white and black multi-purpose cabinet. It is stylish and practical as it can store many different objects. It will fit any modern office or home study easily without clashing with other furniture.
The file drawers on the right side have a lock system to prevent unwanted access and theft, which is a great security feature for your office. The bottom drawer also has legal-size file hangers so you can keep larger folders organized.
Above, there are two other drawers that can store a variety of other objects that do not require strict ordering such as stationery and other items.
You don’t have to worry about overloading the file cabinet with a large surface. The surface can hold your printer and other decorations while the display shelves on the left have ample space to keep binders and other objects secure without risk of it falling over.
This cabinet is mobile due to its four wheels. You don’t have to carry it around everywhere using tons of force, unless there are no elevators available. The adjustable wheels have built-in brakes to stop the cabinet in its tracks as you please. This way, it is both portable and stable.
This item is a solid build and can hold up to 155 pounds of evenly distributed weight. It is also covered by a one-year limited warranty.
- Total Weight Capacity: 155 pounds
- Package Dimensions: 37.8 x 18.11 x 5.12 inches
- Included Parts: 1+
- Stylish design
- Can be moved easily
- Stable and sturdy
- Instruction manual isn’t translated well
- Drawers don’t slide out completely
This small file cabinet by Lorell is a neat option if you want a compact file cabinet that is easy to move around. It will fit into smaller corners easily due to its smaller surface area. While it is compact, it is wide enough to store your files properly. It is a good choice if you don’t have tons of space.
Equipped with two drawers, you can store all your letter-sized files securely and neatly. The slide drawers have a smooth suspension system to ensure file retrieval is smooth and convenient. The lock prevents unwanted eyes from your confidential files.
The steel construction is a sign of durability and longevity as plastic is not so secure. The baked enamel coating is very stylish to look at and will fit in with the office space easily. You don’t have to worry about clashing with other furniture this way.
- Weight: 23 pounds
- Package Dimensions: 18 x 14.3 x 24.5 inches
- Included Parts: 1+
- Compact design
- Can be moved easily
- Lock for privacy
- Simple and stylish design
- Not the best metal quality
- Sharp metal edges
- No file holders included
This cool-looking file cabinet by DEVAISE is quite stylish in terms of looks, and it comes with options between black or white. Like the cabinet by Lorell, this cabinet is also a compact design. The main difference is that the DEVAISE cabinet comes with accessories and Lorell’s does not.
As a vertical file cabinet, it comes with three drawers of different sizes and functions. The top drawer has a removable pencil holder, the middle drawer is identical to the top one but without the holder, and the bottom drawer has interchangeable file holders depending on your file size.
The drawers are secured by a lock, which is located above the top drawer of the cabinet.
The drawers feature full extension, making file retrieval very easy. You don’t have to bend down to get the file at the back by forcing the other files away. This means you can save time for your other tasks.
The five wheels at the bottom are designed to prevent the cabinet from tipping over. The fifth wheel is located at the front in between and slightly behind the first two wheels. With balance in mind, the file cabinet is secure when the brakes are set.
The metal used in this file cabinet is high-quality and does not bend or warp, which is great to have if your office furniture is prone to wear and tear.
- Weight: 47.3 pounds
- Total Weight Capacity: 330 pounds
- Package Dimensions: 15.4 x 19.7 x 23.6 inches
- Included Parts: 7
- Solid build
- Versatile accessories
- Keys replacements are hard to make
- Keys might crack but the manufacturer can replace them
This file cabinet has a different design and more space than the first cabinet we reviewed by DEVAISE. It does not only feature drawers for file storage, you can also use it as a small table to hold printers and other machinery.
There are three drawers, the bottom drawer is designated to hold files whereas the top two are made to hold small files or other objects. The bottom drawer can hold letter-sized files and A4 sized documents.
The area beside the drawers are two display shelves that allow for storage of larger items such as binders and books. They contain enough space to hold at least four large binders.
As with most modern file cabinets, it has wheels for easy transportation. The cabinet can move in all directions and are easily adjusted. When you want to secure the cabinet in place, you can use the brakes on the two front wheels to keep it from moving around.
The top of the cabinet is large enough to hold a printer or scanner. You can also add a document rack or other items on top of it. No space is wasted when you use the desktop space for storage.
The wooden construction is quite stylish, and the black paint blends in with other furniture.
- Weight: 56.4 pounds
- Total Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Package Dimensions: 32 x 16 x 26 inches
- Included Parts: 4
- Stylish design
- Ample storage space
- No locks
- Wood is not heavy-duty
- Assembly is slightly tedious
This rustic design made by Bush Furniture is a very classy file cabinet for your office space. It pairs well with wooden furniture as the surface of the wood is finished well and is emphasized with the patterns. This piece would be a good conversation starter as well.
Made of wood and stainless steel, you can expect this file cabinet to last and damage resistant. The wood has a durable finish to prevent scratches and stains, and the steel has been coated with a dark finish to match the color of the wood.
This does not prevent the drawer’s mechanism from being smooth and easy to operate.
With two drawers, you can store letter- and legal-sized files in the cabinet without an issue. File holders with various sizes are included so you can sort your files without worrying about them moving and mixed up with other things.
The two-tone cabinet has two finishes: Rustic Gray and Charred Wood. The former color is the top drawer and the latter color is the bottom drawer. The contrast makes this cabinet attractive. It is a great-looking file cabinet that is also durable for the office.
- Weight: 93 pounds
- Total Weight Capacity: 200 pounds
- Package Dimensions: 31.73 x 22.2 x 30 inches
- Included Parts: 1
- Attractive two-tone design
- Sturdy design
- Easy access
- Both drawers can open at the same time
- Instructions aren’t the best
- No lock
- Exposed back, which is not the most secure design
SONGMICS’s file cabinet is made of steel and is painted black to go along with the simple and sleek design. It features three drawers that can fully extend. It comes fully assembled with hanging folders except for the wheel casters at the bottom.
The lockable drawers are spacious and allow you to store various objects in it. The hanging file holders are also perfect for storing different-sized files in the bottom drawer. With a built-in lock, no one except yourself and other key holders could access the objects inside the drawer.
The wheels allow you to easily move the drawer to wherever you wish. There is a fifth wheel like the vertical file cabinet by DEVAISE, which prevents the cabinet from tipping over and keeps it stable. Once you find the right spot to brake, use the brakes on the front wheels.
As the height is rather short to fit under most desks, you can easily keep it beside you for easy access. Its’ compact design ensures that little space is taken up. If you don’t want objects taking up space on your desk, you can move it to the top of the drawer.
- Weight: 50.7 pounds
- Total Weight Capacity: 330 pounds
- Package Dimensions: 15.3 x 20.47 x 23.62 inches
- Included Parts: 8
- Good storage capacity
- Simple design
- Lock for security
- Drawers are slightly finicky
- Steel isn’t the best
Now that we presented a few different options to you, we realize that making a choice between all six of them might be difficult as each cabinet has its own advantages.
If you need more help in choosing the right one for your needs, we have a solution. Please read our next guide for more information.
The vertical file cabinets by Lorell, DEVAISE, and SONGMICS are excellent choices for a simple option. This is the case if you only need a vertical file cabinet and not a larger design. They can fit into smaller spaces easily and it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Tribesigns and DEVAISE’s lateral cabinets are very sturdy options if you have more space to work with. These options have drawers and display shelves to store objects. The display shelves are spacious enough to fit a printer or scanner.
Bush Furniture’s vertical file cabinet is perfect if you have an affinity for art. It is a great conversation starter that is well-made, blending art with practicality. You can store many files in this cabinet and even place objects on top of it if you want.
The addition of a file cabinet in your office will help with storage immensely, allowing you to organize your files and objects easily. You can even store other objects on top if you need to. We hope these guides helped you in making the right choice for your office needs!